Two families, one company: founded nearly 120 years ago by engineer Carl Miele and businessman Reinhard Zinkann, Miele still belongs exclusively to direct descendants of the pair. With 11 employees, 4 lathes, and a drilling machine, Miele and Zinkann launched their first cream separators and butter machines in 1899 in Herzebrock, Germany. Their guiding principle, “Immer Besser” – which translates as “Forever Better”, still shapes the company today.
There are many good reasons for choosing Miele. Since the company’s founding in 1899, Miele has remained true to its “Immer Besser” brand promise. This means that we will do all that we can to be “Immer Besser” (forever better) than our competitors and “Immer Besser” (forever better) than we already are. For our customers, this means the peace of mind of knowing that choosing Miele is a good decision – and probably the decision of a lifetime.
Our design represents innovation, value, and timeless elegance. It shapes the user experience – meeting expectations, facilitating handling, and creating trust. Numerous earned attest to Miele’s design excellence.